Difference in content between Multi-Format (3 disc) vs DVD (5 Disc)?


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Initial post: Nov 9, 2013 6:19:19 AM PST
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GoldenLeaf says:
The description says they are both extended versions, but do you get more *content* with the regular DVD with 5 discs vs the Multi Blu-Ray/UV version with only 3?

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 1:37:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2013 1:39:42 PM PST
D. Bryant says:
No. For the 3D Bluray and the DVD versions it takes 2 discs to fit the entire extended movie. They probably compressed the regular blu-ray just a bit to fit the entire movie on one disc.

So for the DVDs you have 2 Movie Discs and then the special features are spread out onto three discs since 3 hours of footage is about the limit for a DVD. With 9 hours of 'Bonus Content' it takes 3 discs compared to the two blu-rays. So you have two extra discs that the non-3D Bluray doesn't need.

Fun Fact: For The Lord of the Rings Extended Editions, both the Bluray and Dvd versions came with the special features on DVDs, so the amount of discs were the same.

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 8:49:00 PM PST
Consider it content or not, but the blu ray packaging is insanely ugly compared to the DVD edition. Not sure why anyone would do that, but that's what they did.
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